SYRAH, CABERNET SAUVIGNON
From McLaren Vale, South Australia, the Shingleback Unedited Shiraz is rich and full, with earthy notes, violets, and blue and black fruit flavours.
Perhaps it’s because I saw the opening monologue of the Golden Globes the other night when hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler played Who Would You Rather… with the male actors, but all I could think when I tried Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz was this: If wine were men, Henri is the one you choose when you want to go all night long. The finish on this beautiful wine goes on. And on. And on. He intrigues with an aroma of earth, meat and violets, with fruit atypically in the background. He pulls you in with smoothness, granular tannins, and balanced flavours. Finally, he lingers with satisfaction, yet leaves you wanting more. Yes, St. Henri was the most memorable wine Monday night.
I wanted to highlight Franklin Tate Estates Alexanders Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon because it smells and tastes like Cabernet Sauvignon. Who likes fakes? Not me. It also has a notable spicy characteristic so I am thinking a pepper steak would go well with this wine.